“…I thought it was going to be another one of those touchy-feely, no result processes. To my great surprise I left with practical communication tools, and I’m using them already. I would recommend this process to anyone who needs to communicate better with the many different people in their lives – both work and personal…” -Keith Myer: Global Digital Media Executive, IBM (www.ibm.com/us)
“Ian’s unique, engaging, personal, insightful, and compassionate approach has helped me to identify the most resourceful parts of me, and to consciously use these resources every day at work and at home. I have grown several fold both personally and professionally, resulting in positive results, including increased productivity, a job promotion, and, improved communication with colleagues, and with my wife! Ian, many many thanks for your passion to help people, including myself, live their very best!” — Dr. Ramon Q., MD, S.F., CA
Ian knows his stuff. He understands how people work, how they function and think and really knows communication. He has a system for everything. I am super amazed how organized and how he gets things done very efficiently. Working with him helps me to understand how and why people respond the way they do, so I can help difficult situations at work or at home to counter this and create more harmony around me. Whether it’s about communication skills or how to create systems and be more functional in whatever you do, Ian is a great coach! I highly recommend him to everyone who wants to understand themselves better, and create more harmony within your workplace or your home life. — Kiran G, Life and Relationship Coach, S.F., CA
Ian really helped lift me up at a low point in my career transition. I was ready to make a big leap again, but wasn’t sure exactly what to do next, and time was running out. I was stressed. I’d seen his success with others, and trusted his opinions and appreciated his insights, so I met with him over coffee, and he introduced me to one of his systems for identifying and centering on Values, and expanding that into appropriate action steps. As a former engineer, a system like this appealed to me, and helped me feel more grounded.
Within just a few days of using it, my perspective had shifted and I was more optimistic about the opportunities I wanted to pursue. It definitely put me back in touch with my values, so that I could focus on the right opportunities. Shortly, I ended up with two fantastic interviews, one of which led to my dream job.
Ian is kind, smart, ethical, and inspiring, and I wholeheartedly recommend him. I am forever grateful! — Christina M., Long Beach, CA
Mr. Blei blends a scientific, pragmatic and highly personalized approach to uncover (and strengthen) hidden potential for greater achievement. He follows a system that is intelligent, logical and intuitive to drive real results for individuals, couples or companies. I highly recommend Ian for executive performance coaching for sales driven organizations or high volume individuals interested in expanding market share – Optimized results delivers!! — Kip F., Business Owner, S. F., CA
Ian’s approach is so valuable because it’s totally personalized to how you work best and what your natural strengths are. If you think it’s going to be a ‘rah rah’ session where you’ll get pumped up to bust your butt trying to emulate something that you aren’t- well that’s the exact opposite of how Ian works. Through Ian’s skillful and perceptive analysis of my natural strengths and weakness’ Ian has designed an approach that works for me, and gotten me out of survival and stress mode and into thoughtful planned action and ease! For the first time in several years as a small business owner, I feel un-stressed and confident! Wow. Plus he totally goes over and above to give you 110% of the value of the services that you are paying for. Thanks, Ian! ” –Dr. Christine C., DC – SF, CA
“I find myself singing high praise for Ian Blei, as I reflect on my career. It was so humbling to start a business in San Francisco – a whirlwind of recession panic and out-of-control schedules. The typical day consisted of long hours, crisis management, and overwhelming stress. Coaching is the sort of thing an all-business finance industry suit like me would not typically pursue. But in 20/20 hindsight, it’s easy to see the change Optimized Results made in my business. Sometimes it’s hard to see underlying systematic weaknesses, but Ian’s keen understanding of systems and operations went right to the roots. He helped me focus on overcoming the bottlenecks, and 3 years later, my business is expanded, I’ve been promoted to Director, and I regularly use the tools I learned from our sessions. Thanks Ian!” — Ariana A., S.F., CA.
“Ian possesses an enthusiasm which is infectious. He brings this passion into all of his work, making him one of those rare individuals capable of getting people excited about any subject. His experience enables him to bring even complex subjects into an easily understood form.” –Eric Corey Freed, Principal – organicARCHITECT
“Ian is a genius. He very humbly and tactfully takes your life into account, then rolls out a recipe for changing it – if that’s what you want/need. With this feast or famine image in sight – you can’t help but run out and buy the ingredients. Before long, you become the galloping gourmet.” –L. B., MarComm Director – Cisco
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